The Psychotic Disorders program at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital provides inpatient care for adults with psychosis and related thought disorders. Psychosis is commonly described as a loss of contact with reality. Signs include hearing voices, strange beliefs, confused thinking, extreme anger or excitement or long pauses in movement.
Early diagnosis and treatment can reduce or prevent the harmful effects of these disorders. Our inpatient program features 24 beds and a milieu environment, where patients engage in normal daily activities such as meals and therapy together. Our specialized team of behavioral and mental health specialists, physicians, social workers, chaplains and nurses works together to create care plan that meets your health needs.
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Conditions We Treat
We treat psychosis and related thought disorders, including:
- Dissociative disorder
- Somatoform disorder
Psychotic Disorders: Why Choose Vanderbilt
- Advanced care
Our program is part of a world-class academic medical institution. This means our patients have access to Vanderbilt’s wealth of medical health services. We also accept more medically complicated patients than most other services. We have helped patients who have not responded to previous treatments return to normal life settings.
- Group-based therapy
Our patients pursue wellness in groups, learning good problem-solving and goal-setting skills and healthy ways to communicate. Psychoeducation groups help patients manage symptoms through skill building and coping techniques. Activity groups help patients express themselves creatively.
- Medication management
Our nurses discuss medication benefits and side effects with patients to help them understand and follow drug regimens.
- Skilled clinicians
Our team features a high number of nurses with bachelor's degrees and nurses certified in their fields of care. We have presented about our care offerings to national organizations. Vanderbilt nursing received its third Magnet designation, a key indicator of quality of nursing, in 2017.
Tests, Treatments and Services
We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:
- Activities groups (art exercises and music discussion)
- Community/Goals groups
- Medication education groups
- Medication therapy
- Psychoeducation groups